My Secret iPod Playlist

Hey Everyone!

I’m having a sleepless night so I thought I would write a little bloggy thing for you to read in the morning with your coffee.

Some of you may know that I’m in a battle of weight loss with fellow bloggymabobber Jamie @ The Life of Jamie.  And you may have read that I’m in the lead of the competition after the first week (barely, like by the thickness of the icing on a 10 cent cupcake in the dollar store).  So the next question in your head should be, “Well Mike, how on earth are you doing it?”

That would be a great question if I had that snappy smart like answer for it.  But I don’t.  So I won’t try and answer it.  But I will tell you how I stay motivated on my semi long runs.  It’s all in my smartly chosen secret playlist.  And I’m gonna share it with you.  Aren’t I just a swell guy?  Say yes!  And maybe I will do a shirtless pick at the end of this whole painful weight loss ordeal.

So on with THE PLAYLIST:

Song – Change by the Deftones

Why – It’s my stretching/wake up song.  It’s the perfect length at 5 min for me to do my huggers, arm swirlies (yeah, I said swirlies), quad stretch and bending over to tighten my shoe laces which constitutes my hammy stretch.

Song – Let’s Get It Started by the Black Eyed Peas

Why – It’s all about getting it started….why else?

Song – Smack That by Akon featuring Eminem

Why – I like the beat!  It gets me into a good stride rhythm.  Plus I like a little rap…..by now my shorts are also saggin a little too

Song – Pump It by the Black Eyed Peas

Why – By now I am ready to pick up my pace and get up my first hill.  Who’s up for some Monkey Business? Get it?  If not look the song up…..

Song – I Got A Felling by the Black Eyed Peas

Why – I got a felling that those hills just killed my legs…..time for the down hill!!!!!

Song – Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson

Why – I need reminded of why I run.  We all need to runaway sometimes.

Song – Just Dance by Lady Gaga and someone I’ve never heard of

Why- Don’t Judge me!  I like this song plus it’s hill time again!  Can you visualize me doing a cha cha or something like that to this song going up a hill?

Song – Blue Monday by Orgy

Why – It’s nice and fast for the down hill!  Plus their name is Orgy (snicker…)  Tell me how does it fell to treat me like you do…..

Song – Somebody I Used To Know by Gotye

Why – It’s a catchy tune!  Unfortunately for those houses I run by they hear me sing it….She didn’t have to cut me off!

Song – Imma Be by the Blacked Eyed Peas

Why – Hill time again.  That and I use the song to trick my brain into thinking about the movie ” The Other Guys” while getting through the pain of these damn hills.  Also…Imma be Imma be Imma be writin all over Jamie’s blog!

Song – Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

Why – Down hill time…..and all the other kids with the pumped up kicks ya better run better run faster than my bullet….run run run

Song – Galvanized by The Chemical Brothers

Why – It’s one of the last songs of the day.  It reminds me to leave it all on the road!

Song – Du Hast by Rammstein

Why – I need a little angry music to get me to the end…..You have asked me and I’ve said nothing! (Just a little translation for you non German speakers)

Song – We Are Young by Fun.

Why – I’m at the end and cooling down!  Tonight we are young….. So who’s gonna carry me home?

So there you have it…..a good 6 miles of music with warm up and cool down.

Who wants to go for a run?

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What You’re Missing on “As Big Mike’s World Turns”

So today is Friday!!!  Sorry but I’m still working on my Debate of the week…You’ll have that a little later.  Possibly a lot later since I have a softball game at 9 tonight.

Some of you may be asking why I haven’t been posting a lot lately.  Well, I have been exercising a lot lately and working a lot as well.  So that kind of eats away my writing time. I also feel that I have become complacent in just video blogging about once a day and relaxing after my workouts instead of sweating all over my key board.

BUT

If you think that you are missing out on something (and you are) you can see my video blogging through Tumblr……and you can follow my journey HERE.  You will get the inside story that I don’t always write about.

My profile pic on here is pretty lame and doesn’t really look like me, at least I don’t think so.  I don’t always have that blanket on my shoulders.  But I do usually wear a medal or two just so people know how cool and bad-ass I am.

So if you are curious about how awesome I am in real life and want to see how dead sexy I really am or want to hear my seductive 976 voice, come check out my vids!  I also want to thank all of you that have seen my vids and were nodding your heads in agreement as I described myself in that last sentence.

If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see me video blog about, let me know.  The only thing I don’t do is sing.  And trust me, you don’t want me to!

Peace – Out!

Debate Of The Week #5

It must be Friday because it’s time to drop your socks and grab your tux again for Big Mike’s Debate of the Week!

Two weeks ago I asked you who has the best french fries?  McDonald’s – Burger King – Wendy’s – Chick-fil-A – or self nominate a restaurant.  There seemed to be a mix of likes on this topic.  I think it would just be safe to say that french fries are good and as long as you can find a hot one you should enjoy it with whatever else you like.

I really enjoy doing these Debates of the Week.  I hope you are too.  Here is a topic close to my heart.  As I told you in my one post “Something To Think About” I love scary movies, specifically zombie ones.  This topic might not be for everyone but I think it would be interesting to hear from those that are not into these types of things.  You never know, you might have to make a choice such as this at some point in your life.  December 21, 2012 comes to mind……

So let’s get down and dirty.  I want to know if you had a choice of the following which one would it be and why?

1) A Blood Lusting Zombie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) A normal Run of The Mill Vampire (and not a sparkly one from the Twilight series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) A Bad Ass Throat Ripping Werewolf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) The Last Human on Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For me the first 3 are tough to choose from.  They all have their pros and cons.  But out of them all I’m leaning toward the Bad Ass Werewolf.  Here are my reasons:

ZOMBIE

The Zombie has it’s weaknesses.  It would eventually decay even though it is already dead.  I don’t see any life force that keeps it alive except the constant consumption of humans and animals.  And there are only so many humans to go around.  Unless you watch the AMC show The Walking Dead.  The only thing that works is the tried and true method of shooting them in the head.  Other than that, those damn things don’t seem to have a weakness.  Oh of course you could drop them in a well or lock them in a barn.  I guess that would make them stupid creatures.  Plus with my luck I would be a slow mover zombie.  That makes it a bad choice for me.

VAMPIRE

The Vampire, again has it’s weaknesses.  What if all the humans are gone then they are left with cannibalism or whatever it is called for them.  Then you have vampires going after vampires. Or even worse you’re left with sucking on a cow or pig. That is just not a good thing, all that cholesterol.  Your main weakness will be the only other thing that can really kill you, a werewolf.  Plus all that biting and flying around, just not for me.  I like to be on the ground (I’m afraid of heights).  Vampires are another bad choice for me.

LAST HUMAN

Then there is the Last Human.  Ugh, need I say more?  I guess it would be OK for a week but then what?  I would get bored because of no Facebook updates or Twitter comments to read.  And have you ever tried playing Words With Friends by yourself?  You can’t!  It’s in the name.  You’re left with setting up and talking to manikins like Will Smith in I am Legend.  I guess if you’re a guy the best thing would be that you don’t have to put the toilet seat down anymore.  The human has way too many cons.  If your not a doctor or nurse you’re screwed.  Might as well wrap yourself in bubble wrap and sit in a corner so nothing happens to you.  But then you might pop all the bubble wrap out of boredom.   Now you’re really screwed.  Have fun with that life.  Next!

WEREWOLF

So that leaves me with the Werewolf.  I would be the tricky bastard that changes from human form to a hairy beast (not much of a change except for the head hair).  That means I’ll have hair again (Hells yeah!).  I would also have some kick ass nails that would be great for back scratches.  I guess I really don’t need to go much further than that.  Plus who or what is gonna mess with a werewolf, Van Helsing?  Bring it buddy!

Now it’s your turn.  Which one will it be for you and why………

Do you remember the rules for the Debate of the Week?  If not check them out Here.

Enjoy your weekend!  I know I will…..It’s my birthday on Sunday!